||A fund-raising letter from the Yeshiva Rechobot Hanahar of Jerusalem to the Jews of Aleppo and of Egypt.The letter is signed by R. Hayyim Shaul Dweck, R. Yom Tov Yedid Haelvi, R. Eliahu Legimi and others. The other side contains a section entitled "Rights of contributors" and another one is certification by Rabbis who visited the Yeshiva--R. Yaakov Yosef Traub and R. Nachman Betito.
Rehovot ha-Nahar was founded in the Yissacharoff synagogue of the Bukharian quarter of Jerusalem's “new city.” The founder was R. Nissim Nahum of Tripoli, with the assistance of R. Hayyim Shaul Dweck of Aleppo.This yeshiva was devoted to the kavvanot practice and operated around the clock. The daily schedule began with nightly immersion in the ritual bath (mikvah), the performance of the midnight vigil (Tiqqun Hazot) and the full recitation of prayers with Shar’abi’s version of the kavvanot.This institution served as a center for the Aleppo scholars and came to include other newcomers to Jerusalem from Yemen and the west, as well as a significant contingent of Ashkenazim. The leaders of “the ascetic Ashkenazim” of Jerusalem, as well as the Hasidic rabbinical court, gave their approbation to R. Hayyim Shaul Dweck.